20/01 - 19:00

*when you will visit the theater, it is necessary to observe the mask regime and social distance


*kindly ask you to take seats in the auditorium according to the purchased tickets


Dear viewers!

Abay KNATOB is a member of the pilot project "Ashyq" on the safe of main activities,

within the framework of which special rules for visiting the theater have been developed, which visitors have to know with before visiting the performances.


Dear viewers!

We are very sad to release this news, however...

In connection with the tragic events of January and the state of emergency introduced in Almaty, and now within the framework of Decree No. 1 dated 13.01.2022 of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Almaty, we are forced to announce the cancellation of all January events.


This week, we have already prepared a new repertoire, taking into account the postponement of canceled performances, but since there is no exact information for how long the quarantine measures will last, the postponements become irrelevant.


An important question regarding the return of tickets.


  1. If tickets were purchased online (through going to the website of the theater or ticket system Ticketon), you will be gradually refunded. Also, you can contact the Ticketon Customer Care Service directly:


+7 (771) 936-53-53 – WhatsApp / Telegram

Please show understanding to our colleagues who now, due to numerous cancellations, will have a very heavy workload.


  1. If the tickets were purchased at the theater box office.

For a refund, you will need to contact the theater box office directly and have the original tickets and an identity document with you.

Important! The box office will begin it work only from January 25, and according to the following schedule: daily from 10.00 to 17.00 (break from 14.00 to 15.00).

Tickets will be refunded from January 25 to February 9.


Tickets for canceled performances will not be valid for future theater events.


How else can we help?

For any information, you can contact us via messages

whatsapp : +7 776 830 7808

E-mail: theatreabay@gatob.kz

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Also, for the convenience of viewers, in order to receive our latest news and current repertoire, mailing systems work, which can be found in detail at the link: https://gatob.kz/en/o-teatre/novosti/k-nachalu-88-sezona/


We sincerely thank each of you for your understanding and support.

We believe in our upcoming meetings!

The team of Abay KazNTOB.



20 | 01 | 2022

7 p.m.


Yevgeny Brusilovsky

libretto by Gabit Musrepov

based on the eponymous Kazakh folk poem




Opera in 4 acts

The performance has three intermissions

Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes

Age category: 10+

Opera performed in Kazakh with synchronized Russian and English subtitles

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Characters and Actors:

Zhibek - Venera Alpysbayeva

Tolegen, Zhibek's groom - Takhaui Rakhmetov

Bekezhan, Tolegen's rival - Yesengeldy Rza

Shege, singer-akyn - Bolat Bukenov, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Karlygash, sister of Tolegen - Gulnar Sakyshova

Kamka, mother of Tolegen - Lyazzat Brimgazina

Sansyzbay, brother of Tolegen - Nurgalym Amanbay

Bazarbai Khan, Tolegen's father - Kairat Omirbekov

Duria, Zhibek's friend - Zhadyr Zhusupbekova

Batsay, Zhibek's daughter-in-law - Dina Dyutmagamietova, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Altybas, Zhigit Bekezhan - Farhat Kubiev



Horsemen, old people, women, people


Conductor - Kuanysh Ismailov

Symphony orchestra, chorus and ballet of the Abay Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater 


* The theater has the right to make changes in the cast


Production team:

Conductor - stage director - Kanat Omarov

Stage Director - Mikhail Pandzhavidze (Russia)

Choreographers - directors - Gulzhan Tutkibaeva, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Aigul Tati, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Production Designers - Pavel Dragunov, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Sofya Tasmagambetova, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Video Designer - Yerbol Bisenov

Lighting Designer - Sergey Shevchenko (Russia)

Musical director - Bazargali Zhamanbaev, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, professor